Residential wire codes: reproducibility and relation with measured magnetic fields

Tarone, R.E.; Kaune, W.T.; Linet, M.S.; Hatch, E.E.; Kleinermann, R.A.; Robinson, L.L.; Boice Jr., J.D.; Wacholder, S.
May 1998
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;May1998, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p333
Academic Journal
Investigates the reproducibility of wire codes to characterize residential power line configurations. Determination of the extent to which wire codes provide a measure of residential magnetic field strength in a study of childhood leukemia; Assessment of the misclassification of wire codes with independent measurements; Lack of association between high categories of wire code and risk of leukemia.


Related Articles

  • Factor Influencing Personal Magnetic Field Exposure: Preliminary Results For Power Utility and Office Workers. SEMPLE, S.; CHERRIE, J. W. // Annals of Occupational Hygiene;1998, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p167 

    Epidemiological studies and laboratory research suggest that exposure to extremely low frequency (<300 Hz) magnetic fields is associated with an increase in risk of developing a number of rare diseases including Ieukaemia. Overall the risks to health appear to be small but a more accurate...

  • Exposure to 50 Hz magnetic fields in apartment buildings with indoor transformer stations in Israel. Hareuveny, Ronen; Kandel, Shaiela; Yitzhak, Nir-Mordechay; Kheifets, Leeka; Mezei, Gabor // Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p365 

    To advance our understanding of an association between exposure to power frequency magnetic fields (MFs) and the risk of childhood leukemia, we should conduct a study that is convincingly free of selection and response bias, with highly accurate exposure assessment and a large number of highly...

  • The causes of childhood leukaemia. Dickinson, Heather O. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/4/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7503, p1279 

    Comments on research looking into the etiology of childhood leukemia. The conclusion from a 1950s study in the United Kingdom that there is a causal association of childhood cancer to abdominal radiography of pregnant women; The research of Kinlen that suggested a link between infection and...

  • Magnetization reversal of Co-rich wires in circular magnetic field. Chizhik, A.; Gonzalez, J.; Zhukov, A.; Blanco, J. M. // Journal of Applied Physics;1/1/2002, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p537 

    The process of magnetization reversal of Co-rich amorphous wires in circular magnetic field has been studied by Kerr effect. The transverse Kerr loops had features, related to circular domains nucleation and domain wall propagation. A correlation between the switching field and wire length has...

  • Spin-dependent conductance quantization in nickel point contacts. Oshima, Hirotaka; Miyano, Kenjiro // Applied Physics Letters;10/12/1998, Vol. 73 Issue 15 

    We have observed systematic change of the quantized conductance in point contacts of macroscopic nickel wires under varying external parameters, the temperature (above and below T[sub c]) and the applied magnetic field. The observed quantized conductance can be explained by the number of the...

  • Magnetic fields and leukaemia risks in UK electricity supply workers. Sorahan, T. // Occupational Medicine;Apr2014, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p150 

    Aims To investigate whether leukaemia risks are related to occupational exposure to low-frequency magnetic fields. Methods Leukaemia risks experienced by 73 051 employees of the former Central Electricity Generating Board of England and Wales were investigated for the period 1973–2010....

  • RESEARCH NEWS ROUND-UP.  // Occupational Health;May2014, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p8 

    This section offers news briefs on research. These include a study of pregnant women in Barcelona, Spain suggests a 44% and 80% increase in the risk of pre-eclampsia associated with one interquartile range increase in exposure to brake dust during the entire pregnancy, a study suggesting to make...

  • Power-Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields and Risk of Childhood Leukemia in Canada. McBride, M. L.; Gallagher, R. P.; Thériault, G.; Armstrong, B. G.; Tamaro, S.; Spinelli, J. J.; Deadman, J. E.; Fincham, S.; Robson, D.; Choi, W. // American Journal of Epidemiology;1999, Vol. 149 Issue 9, p831 

    In a case-control study of childhood leukemia in relation to exposure to power-frequency electric and magnetic fields (EMF), 399 children resident in five Canadian provinces who were diagnosed at ages 0–14 years between 1990 and 1994 (June 1995 in British Columbia and Quebec) were...

  • Electrical Explosion of a Wire by Microsecond Pulses in a Longitudinal Magnetic Field. Volkov, A. A.; Grebenev, E. V.; Dydykin, P. S.; Ermolovich, V. F.; Ivanov, M. M.; Ivanovskiı, A. V.; Karelin, V. I.; Orlov, A. P.; Repin, P. B.; Savchenko, R. V.; Selemir, V. D.; Selyavskiı, V. T. // Technical Physics;May2002, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p628 

    The explosion of a tungsten wire in a weak longitudinal magnetic field is studied. The longitudinal magnetic field is shown to decrease the rate of rise of initial perturbations and to stabilize the process. This makes it possible to calibrate analytical models of conduction, equations of state,...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics